Saturday, December 11, 2010

Selective reduction: the abortion that's not an abortion

The National Post has an article on selective reduction.

The reason these procedures are not considered abortions is that they do not end a pregnancy.

So the abortion stats do not include these procedures.

We should consider lobbying for accurate statistics on this operation.

Medical professionals often do not recognize that fetal reduction can be traumatic, said Ms. Haddon. She knows of one mother who years after a reduction still watches her children in the playground, thinking “there should have been more.”
“These poor parents are caught between a rock and a hard place,” she said. “They tried so hard to get pregnant and probably spent a lot of time, energy, emotion, money and now they have to kill some of them, now they have to reduce. Even though the child was lost through reduction, it lives on, in mind and fantasy.”

The old pro-life saying is true: it's a child, not a choice.

Children became a commodity the day they were made a choice, not a blessing.